Terms of abuse…

The Common Core State Standards has a new set of rules governing their use.  Just thought you should know. The presentation below allows you to see the old license, and the “Terms of Use” side by side.  I did my best to match similar sections from the two.

A direct link to the preso below is here.  My other CCSS posts are here.


  1. Brave post.
    Most of the language modifications are similar to the evolution of disclaimers elsewhere. Ours is a litigious world.

    However your slide 16 and these words are challenging to accept given the need for dialogue on this topic.

    If you are dissatisfied with the Website, any materials. products. or services on the site, or with any of the site’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.

  2. I wrote my state senator asking for his views on Common Core. He answered by forwarding my email to DESE for response. (Apparently he didn’t have an opinion of his own or was unable to express it!) The response was from Mr. Mark VanZandt (Governmental Affairs for DESE) and one of the lines in his email stated: “Each state developed its own tests to meet these standards.” The next day, I received an email from Ms. Sharon Helwig (Assistant Commissioner | Office of College and Career Readiness of DESE). Her email contained this statement: “Ugh. Sorry I just got to this. Was in meeting. Maybe they won’t notice the test statement.” APPARENTLY, she was replying to Mr. VanZandt and copied me in error. Lies or incompetency? I don’t know. I just know that from what I have read, there is a LOT wrong with Common Core – starting with the child tracking system

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